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No sound out of any speaker input

Hi, when i connect a speaker to any of the 5 terminals i get no sound whatsoever. the unit turns on and all other functions of the receiver work properly. i have the instruction manual and i have gone through all of the troubleshooting it has to offer. i am fairly savy at electronics and receivers, and i don't believe it is a settings or adjustment issue. is there possibly an internal fuse or protection relay for all of the speaker terminals that might have failed?
any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks, Dave

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Re: no sound out of any speaker input

I have the same problem but it seem that the fuses in mine have been replaced with radioshack 125volt 6.3 amp fuses and the power botton does nothing and the display turns off after about 10 seconds

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I have the same ******* problem

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I bought the receiver on ebay and received it yesterday. I connected the speakers but there is no sound at all. dont know if because the speakers are 4 ohms and the receiver needs from 8 to 16 it doesnt...

The resistance or load on the amp is not an influencing factor here. Generally most receivers will handle 4+ ohms with no problem.

Did not understand the cable plug comment do you mean you do not have banana plugs? those are a convenience item more than anything the red & black terminals accept wire up to 10awg you just need to make sure no wire is sticking out and touching the chassis or another terminal.

You did not state what your source was so start with something simple such as a cd player or ipod that has regular RCA cable connections on it.

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re-read the auction then contact your seller if all fails then file a complaint with Paypal

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